After 3 years in my current location, I will be moving out of my studio on NW Westover Rd. This has been a really difficult decision for me but I have decided that it is necessary in order to re-evaluate the direction that my career needs to go.
I will be seeing my final clients in the Westover building on Saturday, July 28. And then will take a few days to get settled and then, assuming all goes well, I will begin seeing clients at my home office on August 1st or sooner. Aside from the benefits to me personally & professionally, one major benefit for you, my clients, will be that you will never have to worry about finding a parking spot or getting a parking ticket ever again. Another benefit is easy access. My home is very conveniently located in SW Portland about a half mile from Multnomah Village it is 15 minutes from my old location and very easy to get to from NW Portland even in rush hour (when you transit the West Hills via Vista and Dosch Rd).
I would still like to use online booking because of the convenience to my clients; however, I will most likely just begin sending my address to clients as they book just to ensure safety. Safety has always been one of the reasons that I require a credit card when booking an appointment.
I will still offer the same services that I offer now, and possibly more because I will have more room to work and will no longer be spending my time taking care of two “homes”. I really feel that this will offer me the peace that I need in order to try new things with my business. If you have any gift certificates that have not expired, please be assured that they will still be valid at my new location.
Unfortunately, my ability to advertise and to attract new clients will be greatly impacted. Also, while I hope that my wonderful and loyal clients will visit me in my new location, I understand that this won’t be possible for everyone. At the same time, I am hoping to see some faces I haven’t seen in a while, those who weren’t all that fond of trekking though NW Portland. I will be offering a new incentive for you all to recommend your friends, family, and colleagues; I will be offering (to those who want them) gift certificates of $25 to be used towards services for you to give out to people who you really think will use them (limit 3). They will be personalized from you to your friend (relative, neighbor, etc.). For each gift certificate that comes back to me, you will receive a $25 credit for services on your account. If you are interested in this offer, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will arrange for delivery to you.
If you have been waiting to come in, this month is a great time to do it. Please enjoy this coupon for $15 off any service over $40 good through 7/28/12, and help me send off with a bang.
Ruby Buchanan is a Licensed Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Consulting Hypnotist in Corvallis, OR and owner of Selah Healing Arts